UK Mail invests in new sites
UK Mail is to invest over £21 million in three new sites within its UK network to support recent and future growth. Following its acquisition by Deutsche Post DHL Group in December 2016, the company is now handling over 20 per cent more parcel volumes due to increasing levels of imported and domestic traffic from the B2C retail sector.
A new facility in Enfield, North London, will open in October 2017. The 70,000 sq.ft. premises is three times larger than its existing operation in the area and will process up to 14,000 parcels a day. In November UK Mail will open a purpose built depot in Milton Keynes which will take over from its existing facility. At three times the size it will incorporate a new, larger customer call centre and have capacity to process up to 20,000 parcels a day. Aberdeen will also benefit from a new site at twice the size of the current one.
Peter Fuller, UK Mail's CEO said "This investment in key sites is part of our strategic growth plan for the business. We've recently been awarded some major new contracts and have ambitious targets to continue on this trajectory."